If you were convicted of a crime and served your time, you may still face many consequences of the conviction that impact your ability to move forward. Fortunately, there may be a legal remedy available to overturn your conviction and set it aside for exoneration: a Motion to Vacate Conviction, also known as Motion 440.10…

If you are held back from a job opportunity due to a past conviction, you may be able to regain your rights with a Certificate of Good Conduct in New York. Certain conditions must be met to remove the parts of a sentence which automatically disqualifies you from some privileges. Let’s explain what rights a…

Beginning October 7th, 2017, a new sealing law went into effect in New York state. Criminal Procedure Law 160.59 allows people who have been convicted in no more than two cases to apply to seal certain convictions from New York if the convictions fulfill specific requirements: Only one of the convictions can be a felony…

Your past conviction(s) may show up on background checks, which can prevent you from living the life you wish to have by making it harder to get certain jobs, attain housing, or own a firearm. There is a way to own a firearm again after a prior New York conviction(s). Under certain conditions, a Certificate…

If you are interested in obtaining a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities to apply for employment or housing, a process is involved before approval is granted. Below, we’re going to delve into that process, as well as how long you can expect it to take. The Process (and Timeline) of Getting a Certificate of Relief…

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